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Marlana Pierson, LMFT
My approach is collaborative and flexible to meet your unique needs.

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Marlana Pierson, LMFT


Licensed in



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am passionate about helping individuals better understand how their thoughts and emotions impact behavior to make positive changes. I specialize in working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. I use an empathetic yet direct approach to help increase self-awareness to look inward at yourself, and relationships, and dive into the past to discover unwanted patterns with the goal of creating a life worth living. Additionally, I have experience supporting parents of teens who are struggling to balance child care, work responsibilities, and self-care.

My approach is collaborative and flexible to meet your unique needs. I enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), attachment theory, mindfulness, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing to help identify and reframe negative thoughts, help gain insight into the origins of your thoughts and feelings, identify attachment styles, and explore unresolved trauma.


BA - Psychology, Menlo College

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy Trauma Studies Specialization, Pacific Oaks College

License Number and State

CA 126565



What are your interests outside of work?

Fitness, crocheting, reading, and concerts.

What book have you read more than once?

Room. It's written from the perspective of a child and it's the sweetest perspective.

How do you recharge?

I like to sit in the sun, go for a drive with the music blasting, or hang out at the park with my daughter.

Do you have any pets?

I have two French Bulldogs and a snake! My favorite pet story was when I took my dogs for a hike (spoiler alert: Frenchies are awful hiking dogs). I got 1 mile down the trail then had to carry them the rest of the way because they were too tired.